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Become a CASA/GAL volunteer if you are ready to make a difference in a child's life.

CASA/GAL volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse or neglect. They stand up for these children, represent their best interests in courtrooms and other settings and help change their lives. For many abused children, their CASA/GAL volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

There are more than 1,000 court appointed special advocate (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) programs changing the lives of children throughout the country. Becoming a volunteer advocate is one of many ways that you can help. Many CASA and GAL programs offer additional volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about what it means to be a CASA/GAL volunteer and get involved with a program near you.

Take the next step: FIND YOUR LOCAL PROGRAM at https://nationalcasagal.org/our-work/programs.

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About National CASA/GAL Association for Children

Location:

100 W. Harrison, North Tower, suite 500, Seattle, WA 98119, US

Mission Statement

The National CASA/GAL Association, together with state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.

Description

The National CASA/GAL Association is a network of 1,000 program offices that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. CASA/GAL volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA/GAL volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA/GAL volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care. Our vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

various locations throughout the USSeattle, WA 98119

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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